Business reporterEducation: University of Wisconsin-MadisonJonathan O'Connell is a reporter focused on business investigations and corporate accountability. He has covered economic development, commercial real estate and President Donald Trump's business. He joined The Post in 2010.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee released hundreds of pages of financial records that Democrats say shows former president Donald Trump's luxury hotel in D.C. lost millions while he was in office despite allegedly getting preferential treatment from a bank.
The Small Business Administration has released additional data about loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, complying with a federal court order as part of a lawsuit by The Washington Post and other media organizations.
Many corporate apartment chains catering to white-collar workers are raising rents and booking enormous profits while some small landlords are giving up and deciding to sell as the eviction moratorium stretches on.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a temporary order extending the federal eviction moratorium after it expired on July 31. Although the new moratorium will cover a lot of renters, many will still need to figure out what they have to pay, what rental assistance may be available, and the best options for catching up on past-due payments.
Overall just 36 out of more than 400 states, counties and cities reporting data to the Treasury Department were able to spend half of the money allotted them by the end of June. Another 49 hadn’t spent any funds at all.
Jul 30, 2021
About Jonathan O'Connell
Jonathan O'Connell is a reporter focused on business investigations and corporate accountability. He has covered economic development, commercial real estate and President Donald Trump's business. He joined The Post in 2010.